However, FA sources have indicated that no decision has yet been taken and as it stands, Rooney is expected on the flight.
John Terrys England preparation disturbed by family issuesThe Manchester United striker is an integral part of England coach Fabio Capello's team, even though it is now 11 matches since he last scored for his country.
He claimed three assists and had a hand in the other goal as England opened their qualification campaign on Friday with an impressive 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley on Friday.
Following the withdrawal of Peter Crouch through injury, aside from Rooney, Capello has only three other strikers to call upon.
His other options are Darren Bent, Carlton Cole and Jermain Defoe, who profited most from his forward partner's creative talents by scoring his first international hat-trick.